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Wrist pain...Hurts when move side to side and up and down...Comes and goes...No previous injury...In middle of wrist?

Wrist pain...Hurts when move side to side and up and down...Comes and goes...No previous injury...In middle of wrist?

Wrist pain: Wrist pain with motion in an atraumitic hand can be a difficult diagnosis. Since it is with all axis of motion it most likely is a problem with the radiocarpal joint. An eval by a hand surgeon is essential. Good x-rays will help provide a diagnosis. Including kienbocks a vascular problem with a wrist bone. If still unsure an MRI will provide soft tissue imaging, possible a ganglion cyst. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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I have wrist pain with no known injury it hurts to move it and there is some swelling what could it be I have had this pain for a week?

I have wrist pain with no known injury it hurts to move it and there is some swelling what could it be I have had this pain for a week?

Arthritis. : What you describe is a symptom of arthritis. At your age there are several different types. An infection in the joint, venereal disease, reactive arthritis, are some of the more common. Depending on your exam and other medical history there are many other types of arthritis which could be the cause. I would recommend that if it has been there for more than a few days you see a doctor ...Read more

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Could my wrist pain be due to a repetitive motion injury?

Could my wrist pain be due to a repetitive motion injury?

Certainly possible: Certain repetitive motions like computer work and assembly work can cause and exacerbate wrist pain. It is important to get a good exam and possible associated studies to determine if the problem is just tendonitis or possibly carpal tunnel syndrome which may ultimately cause permanent nerve damage if not treated. ...Read more

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Had buring wrist pain for 11 mon. PT said it is nerve pain from the nerves believing there is an injury and when the sprain is healed. What dr treats?

Had buring wrist pain for 11 mon. PT said it is nerve pain from the nerves believing there is an injury and when the sprain is healed. What dr treats?

Find a specialist: Who is interested in treating peripheral neuropathy. His level of interest in your problem is more important than his specialty. Either pain management, neurology, or physiatry are the specialties that treat your problem. ...Read more

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I have severe hand/wrist pain. How can you recover from computer related injury?

I have severe hand/wrist pain. How can you recover from computer related injury?

YES: Don't waste you money! see your doctor or a hand specialist first to see what you've got first! if you have truly severe pain, you probably have a very treatable problem. Be aware that in the internet age we often blame our computer for our hand problems, but it's not really true. ...Read more

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Wrist pain.. I think it's from repetitive motion injury. How long does it take to recover from this?

Wrist pain.. I think it's from repetitive motion injury. How long does it take to recover from this?

Depends: It depends on the type of injury. Not all with recover without treatment. ...Read more

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Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly. ?

Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly. ?

Hand exam, x rays: The wrist has many bones and ligaments and can be injured acutely or by wear and tear or have tumors. A hand surgeon will take a detailed history, do a careful physical exam, and order plain x rays. Additional x rays often used are MRI for soft tissue evaluation and CT scan for bones. Hand therapy may be needed and splints, meds, injections, and then arthroscopic or open surgery to gain power grip ...Read more

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Severe right wrist pain. Hurts to touch on left side of the wrist (pinky finger side). Any movement causes pain. No apparent injury. Started couple days ago, got progressively worse. Feels like pain is starting to radiate to arm.

Severe right wrist pain.  Hurts to touch on left side of the wrist (pinky finger side).  Any movement causes pain.  No apparent injury.  Started couple days ago, got progressively worse.  Feels like pain is starting to radiate to arm.

Well: And in general anybody with that kind of localize wrist pain needs to be evaluated in person by primary care physician urgent care emergency room orthopedic doctor.this could represent infection tendinitis fracture injury. For specific diagnosis and treatment seek prompt medical attention and evaluation ...Read more

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Wrist pain that's constant with any movement no swelling or injury just came upon extremely sore when I first wake up I notice a swollen vain?

Wrist pain that's constant with any movement no swelling or injury just came upon extremely sore when I first wake up I notice a swollen vain?

Tendonitis: First off, the swollen vein may not be significant. The painful wrist can develop from a poor position during sleep, it may subside with immobilization of the joint (an ACE bandage) to limit motion, but not so tight that it may cause swelling of the hand. On the other hand it may go away on its own. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Wrist pain is a symptom where one has sharp or dull pain in his wrist, which may or may not be accompanied by pain or funny sensations in other ...Read more